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Thousand Island Lake

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Address: Seven miles from the Agnew Meadows Trailhead off California 203 near Mammoth Mountain., Inyo National Forest, CA
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+1 760-873-2400

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Crown Jewel in Ansel Adams Wilderness

We visited Thousand Island Lake during a week-long backpacking trip in Ansel Adams Wilderness in late July. We started from Agnew Meadows. Hiked through Olaine Lake, Shadow Lake... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Orange County, California

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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited Thousand Island Lake during a week-long backpacking trip in Ansel Adams Wilderness in late July. We started from Agnew Meadows. Hiked through Olaine Lake, Shadow Lake, Ediza Lake, Iceberg Lake, Garnet Lake, Ruby Lake and Emerald Lake to get to Thousand Island Lake. Thousand Island Lake is very big alpine lake. The views over the lake and surroundings... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Hiked in via Reds Meadow with my daughter last August. The weather was pleasant, just cold, not freezing at night. There were a few other people camping around the lake but none close. We did see evidence of bears, and ran into some gals who thought that using bear bags, rather than cans was a good idea. They were doing... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

I have been trekking for more than 2 decades. This is the most beautiful trek ever. The route we took was from Agnew Meadows then up the Shadow Creek trail to Shadow Lake. From there we went to beautiful Garnet Lake. The trail to Garnet Lake was the hardest because of the elevation gain and a 9 mile total.It was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Thousand Island Lake is easily one of the premier destinations at Mammoth Lakes, CA. The lake is located 10000 ft up from sea leve in the Minaret Mountains and the quickest route there is the 15 miles RT hike through the River Trail located at 8000 ft. For the more scenic, but more strenuous hike, a loop can be done... More 

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